Aparna Mathur is a resident scholar in economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Her research has focused on income inequality and mobility, tax policy, labor markets, and small businesses. She is also codirector of the AEI-Brookings Project on Paid Family Leave. Mathur has published in several leading scholarly journals, testified several times before Congress, and published numerous articles in the popular press on issues of policy relevance. Her work has been cited in academic journals and in leading news magazines such as the Economist, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Businessweek. Government organizations such as the Congressional Research Service and the Congressional Budget Office have also cited her work in their reports to Congress. Mathur has been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy and has taught economics at the University of Maryland. She received her PhD in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.